Membership of election commissions almost does not change during four election campaigns
In Maladechna city district # 70, out of 13 commission members, 8 used to have appropriate positions during the last election campaigns – the parliamentary elections and referendum of 2004, the presidential election in 2006, and the local elections in 2007. In Maladechna rural district # 71, 6 (out of 13) commission members have already served as commission members during previous elections. Probably, the authorities want the “reliable” people to be commission members.
Only one person from the UDF – Viktar Zhyburtovich, UCP, -- was included into Maladechna city commission. Maladechna rural election commission has no opposition members.
Both commissions have one representative from Belaya Rus organization (A. Asmanau – in the city commission, and N. Liutsko – in the rural one). In addition, a member of the Republican Party of Labor and Justice was included into the rural district commission (M. Bachkou).
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